The Party Central Committee’s Office on August 8 raised 421 million VND (18,519 USD) to support locals in northern mountainous localities that have been hit by torrential rains and floods.
Delivery relief aids to flood-hit locals in Nam Pam
commune of Son La (Photo: VNA)
Party General Secretary
Nguyen Phu Trong, former Party General Secretaries Le Kha Phieu and Nong Duc
Manh, as well as other former Party and State leaders and officials of the
Party Central Committee’s Office donated at least one-day salary to the fund.
The same day, the Vietnam Fatherland Front’s Central Committee also called on
State officials and public servants to contribute at least one-day salary to a
fund as aid to the flood-hit localities.
During the day, the VFF raised 105 million VND (4,618 USD), while receiving 50
million VND (2,199 USD) from the National Assembly Office and 450 million VND
(19,795 USD) from the Ministry of Information and Communications for the fund.
Hanoi has also offered 4.5 billion VND (197,955 USD) to assist the northern
Recent heavy rains and flash floods have taken the lives of 26 people and left
15 others missing and 27 injured in northern mountainous provinces, mostly Yen
Bai, Son La, Lai Chau, Dien Bien and Cao Bang, according to the Central
Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.
Son La province had the highest number of fatalities with 12 while Yen Bai had
the highest number of missing persons with 13.
Torrential rains and floods also swept away and collapsed 231 houses, damaged
245 houses, submerged
hectares of rice, and made 398 households leave their
homes to safer places.
The intense floods also blew away over
25,000 cubic metresof national roads,
cubic metres of provincial and district roads; damaged
145 irrigation works and
metres of river dike, causing about over 940 billion VND
(41.36 million USD) in economic losses in the provinces.-
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